1. alex_kimo's Avatar
    Hello guys,
    I'm planning to buy a new ipad 4 from some shop in the area i live in
    but i need to know which ios is it going to have because i need to jailbreak it
    so i asked the guys that are working in the shop about the ios version
    but they said that the only way to know is to open the box
    so i refused to buy it because i'm not ready to wait for a long time till they release a JB for the new 6.1.3 ios
    because the same thing happened when i bought my psp long time ago and i had to wait for a long time till they released a kernel exploit for it
    when i came back to home i started searching google for some way to predict the ios version on the ipad
    and the only way i found was putting the serial number in this website Klantenservice: Serienummers
    but i need to try it before i go to the shop again
    so can anyone help me by telling me the ios version which came with his/her ipad and it's serial number so that i can be sure if the website's info is correct or not ?
    or if anyone knows another way to know the ios installed on it before i open the box please tell me about it

    thanks in advance
    09-14-2013 06:33 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Hello guys,
    I'm planning to buy a new ipad 4 from some shop in the area i live in
    but i need to know which ios is it going to have because i need to jailbreak it
    so i asked the guys that are working in the shop about the ios version
    but they said that the only way to know is to open the box
    so i refused to buy it because i'm not ready to wait for a long time till they release a JB for the new 6.1.3 ios
    because the same thing happened when i bought my psp long time ago and i had to wait for a long time till they released a kernel exploit for it
    when i came back to home i started searching google for some way to predict the ios version on the ipad
    and the only way i found was putting the serial number in this website Klantenservice: Serienummers
    but i need to try it before i go to the shop again
    so can anyone help me by telling me the ios version which came with his/her ipad and it's serial number so that i can be sure if the website's info is correct or not ?
    or if anyone knows another way to know the ios installed on it before i open the box please tell me about it

    thanks in advance
    There is no way to know without opening the box.
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    09-14-2013 08:18 AM
  3. alex_kimo's Avatar
    hello @karenkcoulter,
    thanks for your fast respond
    but doesn't that website "which i provided a link to" help ?
    09-14-2013 08:24 AM
  4. 098v's Avatar
    hello @karenkcoulter,
    thanks for your fast respond
    but doesn't that website "which i provided a link to" help ?
    In the time that I've been jail breaking devices I have never seen a site like this and I do not trust it but I will try it out on an old and broken iPod 2nd Gen to see if the site is legit. Should have it in about 10-20min as I jut woke up and I'm going to eat right now.


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    09-14-2013 10:56 AM
  5. 098v's Avatar
    Alright so I did a quick check with my iPod Nano 3rd Gen (AKA the fat one with a screen) an it showed everything but the iOS, the iPod runs 1.1.3. So it's good and all for other information but not for finding out the iOS. Below I have included an image showing the results of searching my iPod's serial code.


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    09-14-2013 11:15 AM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    hello @karenkcoulter,
    thanks for your fast respond
    but doesn't that website "which i provided a link to" help ?
    Didn't even check the website because I know that it won't work. There's no way to know the iOS version based on a serial number. The best you may be able to do is get an estimate based on a manufacture date and when the various iOS versions were released.
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    09-14-2013 11:44 AM
  7. alex_kimo's Avatar
    @098v
    yeah thanks a lot
    i've tried one of my friends' ipad serial number and it wasn't able to get any of the information
    but luckily, i've found the way to predict the ios and i guess it's going to work "i hope so"
    the result displayed the year of production as 2007 because the third number of the serial number is 7 also the week number was shown as 42 because the 4-5th numbers are 42
    but this way works only on any apple's product that was made before 2010
    since 2010 apple changed the serial numbers to become 12 characters instead of 11 and also they started using letters instead of numbers
    so the way of predicting the ios also changed
    the 4th character of the serial number represents the year of production but they had to split the year into two halves and they used the letters A-Z except the vowels "A E I O U" and the B letter so the C letter for example represents the first half of 2010, the letter D represents the second half of 2010 and the letter F "because E is one of the exceptions" represents the first half of 2011... etc
    the 5th character of the serial number represents the week of production but now they're using both numbers and letters excepts the vowels "A E I O U" and the letters : B S Z
    so if for example the 5th character of the serial number is C it will represent the week number 10 D is for the week number 11, F is for the week number 12, T is for the week number 23 "instead of S as it's one of the exceptions"
    so if for example the 4th and 5th characters of the serial number are JT it means that the product was produced in the second half of 2012 and in the week number 23
    so what we have to do with our result is to open the calendar and count the number of the weeks of course we know that each half includes 27 weeks so let's try this method on our example "JT" as we said it means that the production week is number 23 but don't forget that it's the second half of the year so we should add 27 to 23 so we get 50 which means the week number 50 from 2012 so if we opened our calendar and checked for the date we'll find that our product was made in the range between " 16-December-2012 " and " 23-December-2012 "
    and now the next step is to check the release dates of some iOSs so that we predict which ios version is it having... after some searching i've found that it's going to have either ios 6.0.1 because it was released on the 1st/nov/2012 or maybe 6.0.2 because it was released on the 18th/dec/2012 but the percentage of having ios 6.0.1 is more than having ios 6.0.2

    i'm going to make a new thread explaining the method but when i come back because i'm going to buy the new ipad "i hope i find an early made product :/ "
    thanks for everyone ^^
    Last edited by alex_kimo; 09-14-2013 at 12:03 PM.
    09-14-2013 11:52 AM
  8. natasftw's Avatar
    @098v
    yeah thanks a lot
    i've tried one of my friends' ipad serial number and it wasn't able to get any of the information
    but luckily, i've found the way to predict the ios and i guess it's going to work "i hope so"
    the result displayed the year of production as 2007 because the third number of the serial number is 7 also the week number was shown as 42 because the 4-5th numbers are 42
    but this way works only on any apple's product that was made before 2010
    since 2010 apple changed the serial numbers to become 12 characters instead of 11 and also they started using letters instead of numbers
    so the way of predicting the ios also changed
    the 4th character of the serial number represents the year of production but they had to split the year into two halves and they used the letters A-Z except the vowels "A E I O U" and the B letter so the C letter for example represents the first half of 2010, the letter D represents the second half of 2010 and the letter F "because E is one of the exceptions" represents the first half of 2011... etc
    the 5th character of the serial number represents the week of production but now they're using both numbers and letters excepts the vowels "A E I O U" and the letters : B S Z
    so if for example the 5th character of the serial number is C it will represent the week number 10 D is for the week number 11, F is for the week number 12, T is for the week number 23 "instead of S as it's one of the exceptions"
    so if for example the 4th and 5th characters of the serial number are JT it means that the product was produced in the second half of 2012 and in the week number 23
    so what we have to do with our result is to open the calendar and count the number of the weeks of course we know that each half includes 27 weeks so let's try this method on our example "JT" as we said it means that the production week is number 23 but don't forget that it's the second half of the year so we should add 27 to 23 so we get 50 which means the week number 50 from 2012 so if we opened our calendar and checked for the date we'll find that our product was made in the range between " 16-December-2012 " and " 23-December-2012 "
    and now the next step is to check the release dates of some iOSs so that we predict which ios version is it having... after some searching i've found that it's going to have either ios 6.0.1 because it was released on the 1st/nov/2012 or maybe 6.0.2 because it was released on the 18th/dec/2012 but the percentage of having ios 6.0.1 is more than having ios 6.0.2

    i'm going to make a new thread explaining the method but when i come back because i'm going to buy the new ipad "i hope i find an early made product :/ "
    thanks for everyone ^^
    That's all well and good, except it's Sept in 2013. You'll need to find an iPad that was made nearly a year ago. Good luck with that.
    09-14-2013 06:47 PM
  9. alex_kimo's Avatar
    thanks
    i did find one xD it's having 6.1.0
    09-15-2013 02:53 PM

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